Serbia: Time is very much running out and funds are short – PLEASE we need to get this sorted !

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Serbia; URGENT NEED HELP FOR 16 DOGS !!!!!! | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)// // //

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Time is very much running out and funds are short – PLEASE we need to get this sorted !   

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Cats Intended for Eating in Vietnam Saved from Truck — Tell Authorities Not to Kill Them!

Raspberry Almond Smoothie

The Friendly Fig

Happy Smoothie Saturday! I’m making up observations now. It’s fine, you’ll love this. It’s the perfect smoothie to wake you up and get you moving. Productive Saturdays are the best Saturdays. Sundays can just be plain ‘ol lazy, though. Don’t worry 😉

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Earth Report

Tanzanian Villagers Fear Lion ‘Revenge’

The killing of six lions near northern Tanzania’s Olasiti village has residents living in fear of “revenge” attacks by the predators. Six lions were killed by Tanzanian villagers who say they lost livestock to the protected predators.

The Arusha Times reports the lions were killed by young warriors “proving their manhood,” while also eliminating the threat of future attacks on the village’s livestock.

People now venturing outside their homes are staying in groups, armed with traditional weapons such as sticks, machetes and spears.

Five of the warriors who were injured while slaughtering the lions later fled into the bush out of fear of being arrested once they were treated for their wounds.

Villagers complained to the daily that the government doesn’t react when humans or livestock are killed by wild animals, but said it does respond quickly and decisively when any wildlife is killed.


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New Bill Would Let Cops Enter Your Home Without a Warrant and Kill Your Dog

Activist Post: For Police: Postal Worker Accidentally Makes Video on How Not To Shoot Dogs #news

Activist Post: For Police: Postal Worker Accidentally Makes Video on How Not To Shoot Dogs #news.

For Police: Postal Worker Accidentally Makes Video on How Not To Shoot Dogs

Amanda Warren
Activist PostAn Australian motovlogger shoots dogs – with a DriftHD 1080P camera. His other armament? Treats.

This postal worker comes across friendly dogs, but also plenty of vicious dogs who will bite him if they get a chance. And sometimes, those dogs get loose. He nonchalantly points to a dog who bit him in the past. He wants people to know that “posties” love dogs. What would he think of our American police state that trains officers to shoot any kind of breed? Without prompting.

But police officers always voice the fear of getting bit. This fear is upheld in the highest honor to them. “They were not bit because of their quick action. Basically, that was…

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Where Have All The Horses Gone?

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Guest OpEd by “Calamity” Cate Crismani of TrueCowboy Magazine

“Fiscal Year 2012, out of 10,350 wild horses and burros gathered, a total of 80 animals, or approximately three-quarters of one percent (0.77 percent), died or were euthanized during gather operations”

BLM Antelope attack in 2011 ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation BLM Antelope attack in 2011 ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Did you know that in the last forty years 50% of the world’s wild species has been decimated? Wiped off the planet. Never to be seen again except in books or on the internet. In one word, extinct. It is a fact. Another fact, the decimation is still going on now taking its toll on the wild horses and burros roaming freely on the ranges in ten states in the U.S.A. by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Department of Interior (DOI). These are the very same government departments that are supposed to…

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Why Dogs Make the Perfect Babysitter

My Good Time Stories

There is nothing better than “man’s best friend” when they are “taking care” of our kids. Hope this little video makes you smile and allows you to have a great day!

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The Wall of the Dead: A Memorial to Fallen Naturalists

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We go to great lengths commemorating soldiers who have died fighting wars for their countries.  Why not do the same for the naturalists who still sometimes give up everything in the effort to understand life?  Neither would diminish the sacrifice of the other.  In fact, many early naturalists were also soldiers, or, like Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle, were embedded with military expeditions.

With that in mind, I started to construct a very preliminary Naturalists’ Wall of the Dead, to at least assemble the names in one place, as I was researching my book The Species Seekers.  If I have missed someone, or made other mistakes, please suggest changes in the comments.  I am trying to focus on naturalists who died in the course of their work.  Though he may have acquired Chagas disease in his travels, for instance, Darwin died at home, age 73, of unknown causes, and…

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The Shocking Truth About What Happens to ‘Surplus’ Zoo Animals | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

leop-1200x743When we capture animals from the wild and put them in zoos, these animals become commodities. They are stripped of their ability to display natural behaviors and lead a stilted existence filled with stress and boredom. Despite the harm that life in captivity does to zoo animals, both mentally and physically, many zoos run captive breeding programs. As such, zoos can sustain their captive animal populations and the draw of a new baby animal is a great way to get paying visitors in their doors. The only downside to captive breeding is the occurrence of “surplus” animals.

Unlike the many sanctuaries that take in abandoned and abused animals to live out the remainder of their lives, zoos don’t always take care of their animals for life. According to the Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, a surplus animal is one that has, “made its genetic contribution to a managed population…

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Pregnant dog burned alive, gets help from local animal rescue group


"OMG...this is beyond sickening, I can't see the dog walking willingly into fire, so she was either burnt or doused in some type of chemical; on purpose. I pray they catch the scum that did this & will keep her in my prayers, in the hopes that all her pups make it & she finds a forever loving home!" 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A pregnant dog that was severely burned is doing much better after being taken in by a local animal rescue group.

“Someone did something unkind to this very sweet dog,” says Donna Casamento with Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Pregnant dog burnt is carrying puppies

It’s something so unkind, it’s horrific to view.  Nina, a terrier mix, has second to third degree burns on her chest, all the way down to her legs.

“It’s been a very very sad situation. We weren’t sure when we…

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Biodiversity: Monarchs bounce back, still need help

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Population still near historic lows

'oj Can monarch butterflies survive massive habitat loss? bberwyn photo.

Staff Report

FRISCO — Monarch butterfly populations may have rebounded a bit this year, according to the annual overwintering count, but the species is still going to need help to recover, conservation advocates say, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give the colorful insects Endangered Species Act protection.

This year’s count estimated that 56.5 million monarchs are currently gathered in Mexico for the winter, up from last year’s lowest ever total of 34 million. But that’s still more than 80 percent below the 20-year average and down 95 percent from numbers tallied in the mid-1990s. Near-perfect conditions during breeding season helped bolster the numbers this year.

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Wildlife advocates seek national wolf recovery plan

Summit County Citizens Voice

Activists again decry hunting, trapping in Northern Rockies

Wolves surrounding a bison in Yellowstone National Park. PHOTO COURTESY DOUG SMITH/NPS. Wolves surrounding a bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Doug Smith/NPS.

Staff Report

FRISCO — Wildlife conservation advocates want the federal government to rethink its wolf recovery efforts. Instead of relying on a piecemeal, state-by-state approach, the species needs a national recovery plan to help restore populations in places like the southern Rockies and the Adirondacks, according to Kierán Suckling, director of the Center for Biological Diversity

“A congressional end run around science and the Endangered Species Act will create more controversy and put wolves and the law itself in jeopardy,” said Suckling, explaining why a coalition of conservation groups this week petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves as threatened, rather than endangered, under the Endangered Species Act.

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Nwo Report

“It’s really more political posturing than sound counterterrorism policy”

New anti-terror bill could put chill on freedom of speechSource: LUCAS POWERS | CBC NEWS |

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said last weekend that new anti-terror legislation to be introduced on Friday will, among other things, “criminalize the promotion of terrorism.”

Such a move, however, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Canada and would not necessarily contribute to effectively fighting domestic extremism, according to legal experts.

The new bill, which could also include provisions for expanded police powers, was promised by the federal government in the weeks following the October attacks in Quebec and Ottawa that left two members of the Canadian Forces dead.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay suggested that the measures would, among a host of other consequences, allow authorities to target materials that may be contributing to the radicalization of Canadians, particularly online.

The new bill, however, is largely a knee-jerk response to October’s attacks and…

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More Than a Ton of Factory Farmed Beef Recently Recalled

Lifeguards save dolphin ensnared in rope (California, USA)

The ocean update

January 23rd, 2015. OCEANSIDE, CA — Apparently lifeguards don’t only save humans’ lives – they come to the aid of animals in peril as well.

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25 Older Adult Truths.

Sea Shepherd to Hold 29 Peaceful Demonstrations Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter on “World Love for Dolphins Day” – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Vegan Spotlight

Special Guest Speakers and Celebrity Supporters to Join Sea Shepherd at Demonstrations at Japanese Embassies and Consulates in the U.S. and Overseas on Feb. 13th

On Friday February 13, 2015, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians and supporters around the world will join together for the second annual “World Love for Dolphins Day,” to hold peaceful demonstrations against Taiji, Japan’s brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, thousands of people will bring the world’s love and reverence for dolphins to Japan’s doorstep at Japanese embassies and consulates across the United States and overseas.

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Why pigs are so important to China

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Why pigs are so important to China


Of all the meat options, pork reigns king in China. To keep up with demand, China now rears (and eats) nearly 500 million pigs a year—more than half of all the swine in the whole world. However, the significance of pork goes deeper than culinary tastes. They have been at the centre of Chinese culture, cuisine and family life for thousands of years. So why are pigs so important to China?

Historically, sacrificial pigs featured in all forms of commemoration- including weddings, funerals and festivals. In Mandarin, the character for “family” is a pig under a roof. But up until recently, pork was pricey and scarce. Most people ate it only a few times a year.

As China became richer over the past three decades, meat became a symbol of wealth and consumption soared. Chinese people like pork best—so much so that…

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Friendly cats

Adopt a pet in Oman

Some very friendly cats have adopted a friend of mine. They are loving and cuddly and a self asserted family! Unfortunately, my friends are moving and unable to take them with them. We are hoping someone can take them (as a family of 3) or even individually amd give them a loving and secure future. Any homers out there? Please share the post and spread the word, help them meet a loving and caring and secure future.Tel 9577 0586friendly cats adopt a pet in Omanfriendly cats adopt a pet in Oman.jpg1friendly cats adopt a pet in Oman.jpg2friendly cats adopt a pet in Oman.jpg3

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Please do not kill thousands of smuggled cats

Label all products containing palm oil for sale in Australia

Stop the Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Busan, South Korea!

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Sign the petition here.

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ISIS threatens to behead Obama and turn America into an islamic nation

Continued Downfall of the Bee Only Intensifies Malnutrition

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Continued Downfall of the Bee Only Intensifies Malnutrition

Stone fruits, like cherries, peaches, and nectarines,are pollinated by honeybees. Also peppers, sweet, juicy melons, succulent strawberries, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins, are also harvested thanks to the honeybee.

Because of the bees, we are able to prepare:

Ricotta Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers with Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Baked Beets and Sweet Potato Chips

Ricatto Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

Baked Beets and Sweet Potato Chips

The foods that we all use the most in our cooking and baking are possible because of the bee. With other pollinators, like butterflies, humming birds , and bats, the bee helps pollinate 100 crops just in the U.S., and that equals to $15 billion worth of pollinated food.

Bee’s are declining since 1994, first noted in France with the use of pesticides on their sunflower seed crops. France has now outlawed the use of any pesticides what so ever to be used on any crop, they also will not import food that is pollinated by bees were…

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Wolf Is My Soul

From:  He’Art of Rescue

What you are about to hear is perhaps one of the most cruel cases of criminal abuse.

His name is Mocha, and he spent the last week in a shelter trying to survive from the trauma of an incredible incident.

Mocha had once a family, a family that kept him in the corner of their garden as a guard dog. The lack of care and love of that lifestyle seemed not cruel enough for this family, because they decided to get rid of him “a la turca” – leaving him at the side of the highway so that he would disappear – FOREVER!

Bypassers reported that the last time they had seen Mocha, a group of kids around 12 years old, had tied him with a rope and were pulling him around like a toy that had lost his soul.

It must have been extremely…

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WARNING: PETA may be in your neighborhood rounding up animals to kill.


Article By Nathan Winograd and The No Kill Advocacy Center

Graphic By SiameseCatTwins4Ever

WARNING: PETA may be in your neighborhood rounding up animals to kill.

Today, this full page ad appeared in The Virginian Pilot (, the newspaper of PETA’s hometown. I and other animal lovers paid for it. We will not stand by and allow PETA to get away with “murder.”

The Theft and Killing of Maya

On October 18, 2014, in Parksley, VA, PETA stole Maya, a happy and healthy dog, from her porch while her family was out. They killed her that very day.

According to a spokesman for Maya’s family, PETA came to the trailer park where the family lives, where most of the residents are Spanish speaking with few resources. The PETA representatives befriended the residents. They got to know who lived where and who had dogs. In fact, they sat with the family on…

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Slightly Graphic video; Animals Asia: Anger and sorrow as 13 more bears die in Halong


 “This is cruel, despicable, illegal & heartbreaking. Caught & imprisoned from cub to adult in tiny rusty cages; their world is one of pain, irritation, infection, teeth pulling & repulsive food; literally going stir crazy!! They simply won’t know what it is like to live as a wild bear should, with fresh air, lush grass & trees etc. They can not be returned to the wild as they simply wouldn’t be able to survive; having been kept a prisoner most of their pitiful lives!. Although the video documentary is 43 minutes long, I urge you to watch it, see how Animal Asia started undercover investigation to save these sentient beings. It is hard to imagine how these beautiful bears can still be bought or caught, entrapped some wear a metal jacket around them, with a tube constantly fixed; to extract bile. But it’s not just bile, parts of the bear can also be acquired; the farmers…

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Save Parrots from Exotic Pet Trade

Save Parrots from Exotic Pet Trade.